How to get correct color profile for your monitor on Windows 11

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How to download color profiles for a display on Windows 11

Usually, the color profiles (“ICM” or “ICC” files) available for your monitor come in the driver package or the installation disc. However, you can always download the files from the manufacturer’s website.

To find and download the correct color profile on Windows 11, use these steps:

  • Open the monitor’s support page.
  • Quick note:Some of the popular manufacturer’s sites include LG, BenQ, Samsung, Dell, and HP.
  • Browse to the download section.
  • Search for the latest monitor driver (not the graphics driver) using the model number of your device.
  • Quick tip: You can find the monitor model number on the back of the device or, on Windows 11, open Settings Displays Advanced display.
  • Click the Download button and save the file on your computer.

  • Double-click to open the file.
  • Click the Extract all button from the command bar (if this is a Zipped folder).
  • Continue with the on-screen directions to extract its content.
  • Open the folder with the extracted files.
  • Confirm the “.icm” file, which is the color profile for your monitor.

Once you complete the steps, you can install the appropriate color profile for the computer’s monitor on Windows 11.

Steps for Windows 11 2023 Update

  • To install a color profile on Windows 11 (version 23H2 and older releases) from the legacy Color Management settings, use these steps:
  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Display.
  • Under the “Related settings” section, click the Advanced display setting.
  • Under the display settings, click the “Display adapter properties for” settings to graphics adapter properties.
  • Click the Color Management tab.
  • Click the Color Management button.
  • Click the Devices tab.
  • Choose the monitor to apply a new color profile using the “Device” setting.
  • Check the “Use my settings for this device” option.
  • Click the Add button.
  • In the “Associated Color Profile” page, click the Browse button.
  • Open the folder with the color profile file.
  • Select the “.icm” file.
  • Click the Add button.
  • Click the Close button.
  • After you complete the steps, the profile will apply, and you should now be able to notice a change in how the display renders colors.
  • If you want to remove the specific profile, follow the same instructions, but in step 9, select the profile from the list and click the “Remove” However, the file containing the profile instructions will continue to be available on your computer. You can refer to the reset instructions to remove it.

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